LUNCH & DINNER
We are lucky to be surrounded by fantastic gastropubs and restaurants here at Harptree Court. We have listed some of our favourite places below but just ask us when you arrive and we can give you plenty of suggestions.
Josh and Holly Eggleton’s award winning country pub. The brother and sister duo have earned a reputation for quality with Josh managing the kitchen, and Holly, front of house. A testament to great food and a welcoming atmosphere, The Pony & Trap has held a Michelin Star since 2011 and was ranked 2nd in the Publican Morning Advertiser’s Top 50 UK Gastropubs in 2015.
Distance from us – 4.5 miles
The Kitchen is overseen by Chef James Golding and Head Chef Kamil Oseka. Uncomplicated and simple British garden food, true to the micro seasons and influenced by the forest and coast, with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours. What can’t be grown in their Kitchen Garden, or in the extensive vegetable and fruit beds, is sourced locally – our further commitment to the 25 mile menu.
Distance from us – 7 miles
A traditional 18th century pub, The Bear And Swan offers a luxury country retreat just minutes from Bristol. The restaurant is well known to walkers and escapees from the city and features an ever-changing specials board alongside à la carte menus. The ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible to ensure the best quality and freshness.
Distance from us – 5 miles
The Ethicurean restaurant is set in the enchanting Barley Wood Walled Garden, a perfectly restored Victorian kitchen garden, bursting with fertile life. But far from your usual garden cafe fare, gardener Mark Cox sends his produce to the restaurant in the delightfully scuffed former glasshouse to be made by the team into some of the most delicious, innovative, vegetable-focused cuisine in the land.
Distance from us – 8 miles
The Yeo Valley Canteen started off as the staff restaurant, but everyone loved it so much, and it’s such a beautiful spot, they opened it to the public. Cooking seasonally and supporting British producers are top priorities at the Yeo Valley Canteen, and we like to think the quality of the ingredients they use shines through in their delicious food.
Distance from us – 4 miles
Living in the Chew Valley we knew just how special the old lake tearoom was to so many people. Now it’s Salt & Malt, we’ve installed huge panoramic windows to make the most of the setting and introduced a menu that supports a cafe in the day with cakes , cream teas, freshly cut sandwiches and of course fish & chips. By night Salt & Malt transforms into a fish restaurant with ten small plates and seasonal specials to boot.
Distance from us – 10 miles
Set in an Elizabethan-style building in the scenic limestone Mendip Hills, this modern pub with rooms is 4 miles from Blagdon Lake and 6 miles from Bristol Airport. The Seymour Arms has an extensive range of wines and local beers that match perfectly with their modern British cuisine. From freshwater fishing trips to hill walking, pony trekking and foraging, The Seymour Arms is ideally placed for a wide range of rural activities.
Distance from us – 5 miles
The Castle of Comfort Inn is a curious name for a pub on top of The Mendips, but it is believed to have earned it’s name for providing refreshments to prisoners travelling from Wells Jail to Gibbets Brow. Pop in and soak up the atmosphere, which is truly Mendip, enjoy the taste of home cooked meals from local farm produce and quality beers and ciders from Butcombe Brewery and Thatcher’s Cider.
Distance from us – 2.5 miles